In 2015, ACR and EULAR issued classification criteria for gout. The scoring system is summarized here in an easy to use format for physicians and patients.
Few gout patients know their serum urate goals, which researchers say could hinder their chances of reaching remission.
A new study attempts to find consensus on a challenging problem: When is gout considered to be in remission?
Sleep apnea and gout have a lot in common: Both are associated with an increased level of uric acid and the incidence of gout.
Maintaining normal serum urate concentrations can prevent tophi formation in gout reducing cardiovascular risk factors.
The prevalence of gout in more affluent countries seems to be increasing in recent decades. Medications, co-morbidities, genetics and other risk factors are to blame.
The terminology used to describe gout in the medical literature is vague and sometimes confusing, new research finds.
The indirect costs of gout can be as much as $18,362 per patient each year, research shows.
Chronic consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages leads to increased BMI and gout risk, study shows.
Stress on joints appears to have no effect on urate deposition.